Space Shuttle Enterprise Delivered to Intrepid
Intrepid served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and survived five (count ‘em!) kamikaze attacks. Far from the carnage on the shores of Normandy. Nevertheless, it was still quite fitting that on D-Day yesterday, this iconic aircraft carrier, which was also instrumental in NASA recovery missions, welcomed the Space Shuttle Enterprise onto its decks.
Being science and history nerds, we couldn’t avoid a close-up sight of the shuttle. Pier 84 was our perch, along with hundreds of other gawkers. Much more crowded than the fly-by in late April. Monstrous machinery – crane barges, tugboats, etc. – were on full view. Cameras were out, news trucks parked with satellite dishes extended.
Sadly, we had to jet (pun intended) before the crane hoisted and delivered the payload. Here’s some video of the, er, liftoff:
And our gallery of images: